System Settings

In this manual we will cover how to:


Launching the Settings Menu

Click File and select Settings

The Settings module is divided into two sections:

Use the navigation menu on the left to open the configuration table on the right.

Tip: Click the Setting Element title bar to apply sorting to the navigation menu.

Click OK when done editing a configuration to ensure that it is saved.

Click Cancel to discard unsaved settings.


Basket Trader Default Settings

Select Basket Trader in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General Settings

Account Select a default account for which to always populate the Account field when opening a new Basket Trader

Click the X to set the default account to None

Show Order Entry Confirm If checked, will ways prompt for order confirmation when an order is sent. (Confirmations for Submit All and Submit Group Order cannot be turned off)

Stock Settings
Default stock order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for dropped in stock orders
Default stock route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for dropped in stock orders

Option Settings
Default option order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for dropped in option orders
Default option route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for dropped in option orders

Future Settings
Default future order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for dropped in future orders
Default future route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for dropped in future orders

Book Trader Default Settings

Select Book Trader in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General Settings

Account Select a default account for which to always populate the Account field in Book Trader tickets

Check Boxes Left-click a check box to mark it and enable the setting
Show Order Entry Confirm If checked, will ways prompt for order confirmation when an order is sent
Show NumPad Panel Always open the NumPad panel when the Book Trader is launched
Show Price Control Panel Always open the Market Order panel when the Book Trader is launched

Stock Settings
Default stock order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for stock trades
Default stock route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for stock trades

Option Settings
Default option order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for option trades
Default option route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for option trades

Future Settings
Default future order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for future trades
Default future route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for future trades

Complex Order Ticket Default Settings

Select Complex Order Ticket in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General Settings

Account Select a default account for which to always populate the Account field
Click the X to set the default account to None

Default route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field
Default stock order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for stock trades
Default option order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for option trades
Show Order Entry Confirm If checked, will ways prompt for order confirmation when an order is sent

Delta Hedging Default Settings

Select Delta Hedging in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General Settings

Show Order Entry Confirm If checked, will ways prompt for order confirmation when an order is sent

Depth Ticket Default Settings

Select Depth Ticket in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General Settings

Account Select a default account for which to always populate the Account field in Depth Tickets
Click the X to set the default account to None

Check Boxes Left-click a check box to mark it and enable the setting
Show Time & Sales Always open the Time & Sales window when a Depth Ticket is launched
Keep Default Route Locked
(when clicking on Depth Quote)
Lock the Route field
Populate Order Qty from Depth
(when clicking in Depth)
Match the "Qty" field to the quoted value in the Depth Quote section when clicked (Note: the Depth Quote field for stocks is quoted in 100's)
Show Order Entry Confirm If checked, will ways prompt for order confirmation when an order is sent
Show NumPad Panel Always open the NumPad panel when a Depth Ticket is launched
Show Price Control Panel Always open the Price Control panel when a Depth Ticket is launched

Stock Settings
Default stock order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for stock Depth Tickets
Default stock route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for stock Depth Tickets

Option Settings
Default option order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for option Depth Tickets
Default option route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for option Depth Tickets

Future Settings
Default future order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for future Depth Tickets
Default future route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for future Depth Tickets

Option Chain Default Settings

Select Option Chain in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General Settings

Account Select a default account for which to always populate the Account field in new Option Chain modules
Click the X to set the default account to None
Quicklaunch Order Ticket Type Sets the type of order ticket that launches when clicking the Bid or Ask prices on the option chain module
Link

Connects the Option Chain module's active ticker to another module such that when the ticker is clicked or activated it will update the Option chain module with that ticker.

Quote Board Sets the default link to be with the Quote Board module. When an underlying stock symbol's row is clicked in the Quote Board module, the Option Chain module will update with that selected underlying.
Order Entry Sets the default link to be with order entry type modules (Order Ticket, Book Trader, Depth Ticket, and Algorithmic Order Ticket). When an underlying is activated in any of the previously listed modules, the Option Chain module will update with that underlying symbol.

Layout

Default Quicklayout Set the default spreadsheet data layout to one of your custom saved layouts
Visible Strikes Set the default number of strike prices that are visible on the option chain when opened
Auto Open Months Set the number of expiration months that auto-expand, starting with the near month expiration
Show Time and Sales If checked, the Time and Sales window will show on the Option Chain module when opened

Order Ticket Default Settings

Select Order Ticket in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General Settings

Account Sets the default account for which to initiate the Account field in new Order Tickets
Click the X to set the default account to None
Show Order Entry Confirm If checked, will ways prompt for order confirmation when an order is sent
Show Order Instructions Panel If checked, will always expand the order instructions panel in new Order Tickets

Stock Settings

Default stock order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for stock Order Tickets
Stock order quantity increment Sets the increment level when using the arrow buttons to change the order quantity
Default stock reserve quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Reserve" field for stock Order Tickets
Default stock order type Sets the default Order Type for stock Order Tickets
Default stock time in force Sets the default time in force (TIF) for stock Order Tickets
Default stock route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for stock Order Tickets

Option Settings

Default option order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for option Order Tickets
Option order quantity increment Sets the increment level when using the arrow buttons to change the order quantity
Default option reserve quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Reserve" field for option Order Tickets
Default option order type Sets the default Order Type for option Order Tickets
Default option time in force Sets the default time in force (TIF) for option Order Tickets
Default option route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for option Order Tickets

Future Settings

Default future order quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Qty" field for future Order Tickets
Future order quantity increment Sets the increment level when using the arrow buttons to change the order quantity
Default future reserve quantity Sets the value for which to initiate the "Reserve" field for future Order Tickets
Default future order type Sets the default Order Type for future Order Tickets
Default future time in force Sets the default time in force (TIF) for future Order Tickets
Default future route Sets the route for which to initiate the "Route" field for future Order Tickets

Hotkeys

Select Hot Keys in the navigation menu of the Settings module

Hotkeys Menu

Enabled If checked, Hotkey functionality will be enabled; otherwise, Hotkeys will not be usable
Add Click to add a new custom hotkey
Edit Click to edit and existing hotkey (First, click the desired hotkey row to highlight it)
Delete Click to delete a hotkey (First, click the desired hotkey row to highlight it)
Defaults Click to restore the hotkey list to the system defaults (Note: All custom hotkeys will be deleted)

Available Hotkeys are shown in the list below the Hotkeys menu.
Double-click a hotkey in the list or highlight a row and click the Edit button to view its configuration.

For a detailed description of setting up and using Hotkeys, refer to the Hotkeys Manual.


SILEXX OEMS Platform Layout

Select Layout in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General

Skin Sets the color scheme for the entire platform (a platform restart is required for a full change to take effect)

SILEXX OEMS Dark colored theme

SILEXX OEMSLite Light colored theme

Enable Form Skins If checked, SILEXX OEMS window form skins are used; otherwise, the Windows theme is used (platform restart required)
Grid Font Sets the font type for spreadsheet-type modules (Option chain, Portfolio, Quote Board, etc.)
Grid Font Size Sets the font size for spreadsheet-type modules

Option Pricing

Select Option Pricing in the navigation menu of the Settings module

General

Interest Rate Sets the interest rate used for option price calculations (default = continuous yield model)
Days in Year Sets the number of calendar days used in the option pricing model (default = 365)